Amazing Spicy Black Beans Zucchini Salad

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This Amazing Vegan Spicy Black Beans Zucchini salad is loaded with flavours and goodness. Think golden grilled zucchini with crunchy sesame seeds, protein packed black beans all held together by greek spices and fresh parsley. It’s so incredibly tasty and full of immune system boosting ingredients. Yum.

This easy spicy black beans squash salad can be eaten both warm and cold, making it ideal as a meal prep salad. It is great served on its own, both as a healthy lunch and dinner salad…but it can also be served as a side dish to any type of main dinner. The flavour combination in this easy salad recipe goes well with just about everything. 

What’s great about this Spicy Black Beans Zucchini Salad recipe:

  • Everything in my humble opinion
  • Easy and quick to make – ready to eat in just 15-minutes
  • Made using only 5 simple main ingredients
  • Immune system boosting spices and nutrients
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Packed with plant based protein
  • Healthy 
  • Great for picnics
  • A crowdpleaser salad recipe

What to serve with this amazing Black Beans Zucchini Salad

This salad is so delicious in itself that you don’t even need to serve it with anything else. But it also makes a great side dish that can accompany almost any main dish. Here’s some of my ideas to serve them:

  • Kidney bean skewers
  • My amazing Vegan nuggets
  • Easy lentil meatless meatballs
  • Stuffed bell peppers
  • Vegan spicy lentil burger patties
  • Greek style stuffed eggplants rolls
  • Vegan schnitzels
  • Vegan tofu meatballs
  • Easy zucchini carrot fritters
  • …and the list goes on

This easy and delicious vegan and gluten-free salad is great for picnics, summer dinners and get-togethers. 

Meal prep friendly recipe

You can easily make this salad hours in advance (and maybe even the day before (just wait and add the parsley until you are ready to serve) . Because the ingredients are more hardy, they keep well for longer and the flavours only intensifies and becomes more tasty. 

What to do if you are allergic to sesame seeds

You can easily leave out the sesame seeds or replace them with a seeds tope or nuts that you aren’t allergic to. Some great sesame seed substitutes for this squash salad recipe could be:

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Peanuts
  • Cashew nuts
  • Salted almonds
  • Walnuts

How is this Spicy Black Beans Zucchini Salad recipe made? It’s very easy. Just:

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan and add the sliced zucchinis. Let the zucchinis cook at medium high heat while stirring occasionally until they are starting to turn golden. Season with salt, thyme and curry powder and stir together.
  • Add the sesame seeds and let everything fry for 1 more minute, before adding the black beans and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Season the salad with the greek spice mix and add extra salt if needed. Finally add the fresh parsley and mix together to combine. Pour the salad into a salad bowl and serve. Enjoy.

Spicy Black Beans Zucchini Salad (Vegan and GF)

This Amazing Vegan Spicy Black Beans Zucchini salad is loaded with flavours and goodness. Think golden grilled zucchini with crunchy sesame seeds, protein packed black beans all held together by greek spices and fresh parsley. It’s so incredibly tasty and full of immune system boosting ingredients. Yum.
This easy spicy black beans squash salad can be eaten both warm and cold, making it ideal as a meal prep salad. It is great served on its own, both as a healthy lunch and dinner salad…but it can also be served as a side dish to any type of main dinner. The flavour combination in this easy salad recipe goes well with just about everything. 
Course Dinner, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Zucchinis Sliced thinly
  • 2 15-oz cans Black Beans Rinsed and drained
  • 2 cloves Garlic Finely chopped
  • 5-8 Sun dried Tomatoes Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds
  • 2 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tbsp Greek Spice Mix
  • 2 tsp Dried Thyme
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 bunch Fresh Parsley Chopped

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan and add the sliced zucchinis. Let the zucchinis cook at medium high heat while stirring occasionally until they are starting to turn golden. Season with salt, thyme and curry powder and stir together.
  • Add the sesame seeds and let everything fry for 1 more minute, before adding the black beans and sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Season the salad with the greek spice mix and add extra salt if needed. Finally add the fresh parsley and mix together to combine. Pour the salad into a salad bowl and serve. 
    Enjoy.

Want to try making your own greek spice mix? Try my homemade greek spice mix recipe here

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